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Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market shines over the holidays


Mayor John Tory helps to announce the new extended Holiday hours at St. Lawrence Market

There is a certain extra spiritous vibe around Toronto’s historic and vibrant St. Lawrence Market as the days count down towards Christmas, and on Friday morning Toronto Mayor John Tory visited the Market at Front and Jarvis Streets to help promote their Holiday hours. 

The City announced to better serve customers, the St. Lawrence Market Complex will operate on extended hours for the holiday season. The South Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 
• Sunday, December 22 
• Monday, December 23 
• Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) 
• Monday, December 30 
• Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) 

The South Market will be closed on December 25, 26, and 29 and January 1 and 2. Regular hours of operation will continue on all other days in December and January. 

“The St. Lawrence Market is a staple in our city as it provides residents and visitors a place to shop and explore,” said Mayor John Tory. “Over the holidays, the market creates a community atmosphere that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves delicious, local food and entertainment. I look forward to shopping alongside many of Toronto’s residents and visitors at the market today and hope that during the holiday hours, visitors of the market take advantage of the seminars, cooking classes and extended hours,” explained the passionate Mayor.

The South Market’s 64 merchants are known for their high-quality food and specialty items. Many Torontonians consider the St. Lawrence Market “the place to go” to prepare for their holiday entertaining, choosing from the wide variety of cheeses, meats, produce and prepared foods to entertain and feed their guests. 

Also, during the holiday season, the St. Lawrence Market is offering paid classes, free drop-in cooking demonstrations and seminars for holiday meal ideas. Today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., market visitors can enjoy free holiday food samples and cooking demonstrations at the Market Street stage, located near the intersection of Market Street and The Esplanade. Chocolate samplings from Choco Sol are available in the Market Kitchen at 125 The Esplanade. 

The St. Lawrence Market’s Saturday farmers market and popular Sunday antiques market operate year-round in the temporary site at 125 The Esplanade. Both markets are open during the winter holiday season. 

• The farmers market is open from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 21 and 28. 
• The antique market is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 22 and 29. 

St. Lawrence Market is a renowned international food market featuring 120 merchants, vendors and farmers, offering the freshest produce, meats and specialty items. Serving residents of Toronto and international visitors since 1803, the market is regularly recognized as one of Toronto’s most popular destinations and was ranked the number one food market in the world by National Geographic. 

More information about the St. Lawrence Market Complex is available at stlawrencemarket.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/StLawrenceMarket, on Twitter at twitter.com/StLawrenceMkt or on Instagram instagram.com/StLawrenceMarket

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